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Monday, August 31, 2009

Media Training Workshop

Wednesday, September 16
9 a.m. - Noon
Charleston Area Alliance
1116 Smith St.

Join us Wednesday, September 16 from 9 a.m. to noon for a Media Training Workshop. This workshop, led by George Manahan of The Manahan Group (TMG), will focus on the dos and don'ts of working with the media.

Click here to register.

A few topics of discussion will include:
- Working with news reporters
- Preparing for the interview
- Delivering your message effectively
- Creating your message
- Personal appearance
- Body language
- Overcoming nervousness

During the first half of 2009, The Manahan Group has coordinated more than 15 successful media events for its clients, generating millions of media impressions.

A few examples of TMG's work include the Raze campaign, created for the West Virginia Division of Tobacco Prevention, which helped reduce teen smoking rates by 32.5 percent; West Virginia's SMART 529 College Savings Program which helped the program realize a 23 percent increase in new accounts, and Yeager Airport's Destination campaign resulting in a 79 percent increase in web activity at

George Manahan is a former broadcast news reporter. He served as press secretary for three years for Governor Gaston Caperton and has owned a PR and advertising business since 1993. Earlier this year, the Public Relations Society of American-West Virginia Chapter named Mr. Manahan the 2009 PR Practitioner of the Year.

Cost to attend is $40 for members, $60 for future Alliance members.


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